verb (used with object), per·me·at·ed, per·me·at·ing.
verb (used without object), per·me·at·ed, per·me·at·ing.
Origin of permeate
Examples from the Web for permeated
Each book has gripping scenes on the fear that permeated Argentina in those years.
That was not a feeling that permeated most of the rest of my childhood experience.
The original series was as permeated through and through by Sagan, not just on the air, but off as well.The New 'Cosmos' Reboot Marks a Promising New Era for Science|Lawrence M. Krauss|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even though colors have now permeated her works, it still has a lot to do with depth and form.In ‘Lost at Sea’ Exhibition, Celia Gerard’s Sculpture Turns to Drawing|Justin Jones|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are tired with the corruption that has permeated the government.
Perhaps the love for her betrothed had so permeated her whole being that she shed an exquisitely fascinating sweetness all about.A Little Girl in Old Salem|Amanda Minnie Douglas
The very atmosphere that permeated this hole between the hills was at once forbidding, repellent and sinister.The Red Debt|Everett MacDonald
His philosophy is permeated with the secular ideal of control of the external world.The Necessity of Atheism|Dr. D.M. Brooks
But on a priori grounds we should disbelieve that general society was permeated by artificial gallantry.Studies in Medival Life and Literature|Edward Tompkins McLaughlin
The atmosphere was hot and stifling, and permeated by a peculiar sickening odor.Bee and Butterfly|Lucy Foster Madison
Word Origin for permeate
1650s, from Latin permeatus, past participle of permeare "to pass through" (see permeable). Related: Permeated; permeating.